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PBS
Jul 15, 2010 6:30pm PDT
>>> hello, and welcome to the "journal" on dw-tv. the top stories this hour, the u.s. senate votes for stricter regulations of banks and financial markets. the european union and interior ministers try to agree on a giant policy for asylum seekers -- on a joint policy for asylum seekers. and the case of an activist remains unsolved. >>>he u.s. congress hasassed a sweeping overhaul of u.s. financial system, the biggest regulation changed since the great depression. that amounts to a crucial victory for president barack obama, who declared it a top priority in the wake of the financial crisis. the legislation faced strong opposition from a multitude of service lobbyists as well as most members of the republican party. >> negotiations over comprehensive and enter reforms had dragged on for months. in the end, bickering meant few republican supporters and a largely partisan vote, but it was still a hard-fought victory. >> i cannot legislate integrity or wisdom. i cannot legislate passion or confidence or competency. we gave them the tools and architecture to allow good people to do a g
PBS
Jul 21, 2010 6:00pm PDT
clinton announces a new u.s. sanctions against north korea. german chancellor angela merkel defends her government pause performance amid slumping approval ratings. and astronomers find a massive star, 10 million times brighter than the sun. >>> the united states says it is imposing new sanctions on north korea to try to discourage it from behaving provocatively. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton announced the talks after talks with south korean leaders in seoul, following p'yongyang's alleged sinking of a naval vessel in march. it targets luxury items, and the sale or purchase of arms. . >> hillary clinton and robert gates in the demilitarized zone. it is a symbolic visit, one of a number of visits to show support for the south following the alleged attack on the south korean warship. gates used the opportunity to point out problems in the north. >> it is stunning how little has changed, and yet how much south korea has continued to grow. the north, by contrast, is in isolation. >> north korea's nuclear program is another stumbling block in its relationship with the outside w
PBS
Jul 19, 2010 6:30pm PDT
senior leadership. the of the u.s. government of a lot of other 24 hours of testing in the gulf of mexico after export -- experts detected more leaking around the record bp oil well. pressure readings are lower than expected, indicating crude oil could be seeping into the surrounding bedrock. monitors say they may have observed methane over the well head. b earp admin it some bubbles appeared near the site but it is optimistic the containment cap placed last thursday will hold. ireland is still facing a slow climb out of recession. >> exactly. troubled news about european economies. currency markets are taking it in stride. ireland's sovereign debt was downgraded by the rating agency moody's. it dropped the creditworthiness one notch to aa2. moody'said arlen boston national that continues swe aneconomic gwth er t next few years looks unlikely. >> banking and real-estate retention of ireland's growth but today the country is full of real-estate nobody wants or can afford. the state had to create a so- called bad bank to hold and dispose of the vast amount of bad debt that accumulated, cost
PBS
Jul 27, 2010 6:00pm PDT
afghanistan population, then we have to analyze the situation. >> the released documents show that u.s. commanders, task force 373, carried out counterinsurgency missions in the german area of afghanistan. it is unclear what role german forces played. >> these are three things that are normally classified, but are made to all parties. if you want information about task force 373, then you will have to ask another country. >> but opposition lawmakers want to know if all necessary information on the afghan mission was released to parliament before it was voted to extend the mission. >> on the upside, germany's deutsche bank and the swiss banks are up in the last quarter of 2010. but the economic crisis has not left germany's biggest bank unscathed. here's a look at where the downturn has left this month. >> the lion's share of deutsche bank's profit normally comes in the investment division. in the past, this has accounted for as much as 90% of the gains. but in the second quarter, it was just half of that. instead, the bank's performance was buoyed by the fact edit had to said -- by the
PBS
Jul 20, 2010 6:30pm PDT
well has caused the biggest environmental disaster in u.s. history, and there is also an investigation into bp's involvement with the release of e lockerbie bomber. more than 100 people died in 1988 as a result of his bomb. he might be the most unpopular company in america right now, and it cast a long shadow over today's meeting, didn't it? >> it is the most hated company in america, even more than goldman sachs. but they called themselves by rst names and it was an atmosphere of friendship. but bp was the dominant topic at the press conference, and especially thel ockerbie affair. they are building pressure to have a formal inquiry into the release of the bomber last year. the documents will be reread one mo time to find outwhy this ecision was taken back then. he made it clear he was opposed, against the decision a year ago. he still is, and thinks it is the wrong decision. >> he does not want the government to get involved in their own investigation. will he lean on b.p. any other way? >> conerning the oil spill, he said of course bp had a responsility. they had to cl
PBS
Jul 22, 2010 6:30pm PDT
with colombia. chavez accused them and the u.s. of wanting to instigate a war with his country amid accusations from bogota that its neighbor was hovering leftist guerrillas. chavez announced he would sever ties after columbia presented what they said was photographic evidence of -- after colombia presented what they said was photographic evidence of farc rebels meeting with leaders in venezuela. >>> heavy rains and flooding in parts of the province. roads are still flooded from the previous typhoon. the government has warned pele to stay ioors. china currently in the grips of its worst flooding in at a decade. storms have killed more than 700 people since the beginning of the year, with hundreds more still missing. >>> germany's defense minister guttenberg sayse will not be scrapping the country's compulsory military service. the proposal had been hotly discussed as part of moves to reduce the size of germany's armed forces and cut costs. law reform plans could still see the drafput on hold,- while reform plans could still see the draft put on hold, he said it will remain in the co
PBS
Jul 28, 2010 6:30pm PDT
will increase global awareness. the u.s. state of arizona says it will appeal a judge's ruling blocking key parts of a new immigration law. the ruling bloc's several provisions including one requiring police to check the immigration status of suspected criminals if the author believes the person is not legally in the u.s. the law has sparked controversy for the past three months. president barack obama has criticized it as misguided, but polls show a broad majority of americansavorhe legislation. pakistan has declared a national day of mourning for victims of a plane crash near islamabad. all 152 people on board were killed. the airbus was operated by air blue and was flying to the capital. it went down in the hills surrounding islamabad. >> friends and relatives of the passengers gathered at the airport in islamabad, and to sleep awaiting information on the fate of their loved ones. the message could hold good news or bad. >> my older brother was coming on this flight. we have no further information. his name is on the passenger list. >> the wreckage of the plane is scattered
PBS
Jul 29, 2010 6:30pm PDT
as well as the source of the leaks. battlefield consequences could be severe for u.s. troops, allies, or that the afghan partners. similar words of condemnation from a german general as the assistance of force in afghanistan. he spoke to the general by videoconference. >> it was an opportunity for them to answer questions from the press. it is something of an offensive after the leaking of sensitive documents onto the internet. publishing the information was irresponsible. >> a great deal of afghans who have worked as translators or in other positions have been identified by name. this really is sethi which has to be forcefully condemned. analysts say it puts pressure on pakistan's army chief. the media is trying to shift the focus away from the scandal to the gains being made under david petraeus and his strategies. >> you can eliminate fighters from the fight by offering them a more promising alternative. you can prevent potential insurgents from ossi ove to the other side by improving conditions or their perspective on life. >> the brigadier general says it will take until
NBC
Jul 24, 2010 1:30pm EDT
is a different world than what we are used to in the u.s. like the refugees, dr. wan lived with no running water or electricity, but making the adjustment was not the biggest issue he faced. >> it was a team of three. myself, which is one doctor, one nurse and one administrator. the three of us were sent out there for three camps of 60,000 people, so there was no time to think about adjusting. >> reporter: dr. wan dealt mostly with the effects of malnutrition. a lack of food will make you get sick easier. the challenge then became treating people without the benefits of modern medicine. basic medical equipment, like x-ray machines, were not available. doctors had to learn to use other methods to treat their patients. doctors don't get paid for their work with doctors without borders, but dr. wan says you can't put a price on the satisfaction of what he accomplished. as a matter of fact, he is planning to head out on another mission very soon. >> it's like this is what i was trained for, you know? i didn't go to medical school to deal with insurance, medicaid, all that. i went to me
KRON
Jul 31, 2010 2:30pm PDT
. she's disappointed by this new trend. >> as it is the u.s. has one of the highest teen pregnancy rates of any industrialized country. as a nation we actually are not in alignment with the reality of our young people. >> dr. diaz says adults are failing teens and that they need to do a better job of talking to kids about the consequences of sex. >> we do not give them the tools and the information that they need to make sensible decisions. and what i mean by that is giving them comprehensive sexuality education that goes from abstinence to family planning to option counseling. >> reporter: precious says she didn't have that information in school or at home. now at age 19, she's the parent of a 2-year-old. >> maybe safe sex should be taught in the schools more. because i didn't really have sex ed. i had health, but it really didn't teach you about safe sex. and it's like, sometimes it's awkward to talk to your parents about that, so it's like sometimes you don't know where to turn. >> reporter: even though they're working hard to be good parents, these girls all agree, the best thi
PBS
Jul 16, 2010 6:00pm PDT
thursday for test purposes and since then, the flow of oil appears to have stopped. u.s. president barack obama welcomed the news but warned this is not a permanent solution and an enormous cleanup still lies ahead. >> the undersea flow has been stopped for now. after almost three months, there is no sign of oil leaking out. tests are still under way, but hopes are rising the new metal cap can contain the massive pressure and put an end to the worst spill in u.s. history. >> we will do lots of analysis to make sure it looks like everything is as it should be. i think it is going to be several more days. we need to be cautious right now. it is a great site, but it is far from the finish line. >> president obama warned the cap is not a permanent solution. >> even if a shut-in is not possible, this new cap and the additional equipment being placed in the gulf will be able to contain up to 80,000 barrels per day, which should allow us to capture nearly all the will until the well is killed. >> even if the cap does hold, it is a temporary solution. bp has to seal off the lead permanentl
PBS
Jul 23, 2010 6:30pm PDT
markets closed across the u.s., the committee of european banking supervisors released the results of their test. seven european banks failed. if the worst-case scenario came to pass, they would not have t capitatheyeedo svive hypo real estate was the only german bank that did not survive. five regional banks in spain failed as well. deutsche bank topped the results before the german banks tested. commerzbank also did well. >> the results are surprising because they are along the same lines we have seen for a long time now. there is a rise in the average capital ratio in the german sector from 9% in 2008 to more than 10% in 2010. >> spanish banks would need around 1.8 billion euros to survive another credit crunch. the head of the central bank in spain emphasized that the stress tests were only an exercise and not a forecast. he said that regional banks sarday been restruured the results have been met with widespread relief. they show european institutions are in good shape but it is to be seen how the news will affect the markets. >> we are putting a lot of stress on the stress tests
NBC
Jul 10, 2010 1:00pm EDT
with the u.s. air force and is open to young people age 12 all the way up to 21. >> i've been in civil air patrol for about a month, and i joined because when i get older i'm interested in joining the navy and it's just something that i enjoy doing. >> reporter: in 1941, world war ii had been raging for two years, but the u.s. was still on the sidelines. the civil air patrol was started just a few days before the japanese attacked pearl harbor. during the war c.a.p. helped guard our borders, even sinking some german submarines. since then, c.a.p. has turned to more peaceful purposes. >> basically, it has three missions. aerospace education, emergency services and cadet programs. >> reporter: for example, during hurricane katrina, c.a.p. helped with disaster relief, flying in badly needed supplies and water. >> of all the things i've gotten to do in civil air patrol, the most memorable would probably be my very first flight because before that, to tell you the truth, i was afraid of going in airplanes. but my first flight changed that. >> i've been up two other times before, and thankfu
PBS
Jul 26, 2010 6:00pm PDT
happened in the sunken district blast friday. nato has not confirmed these claims. the u.s. government has condemned the leaking of tens of thousands of classified documents on the conflict in the afghanistan, saying it could threaten national security. they were published on the internet by wikileaks, which is an organization that specializes in publishing anonymous sensitive documents. >> there are reports from the from lines and have set on the afghan conflict. -- from the front lines and have sensitive information on the conflict. the leader of the taliban is a list of ordering attacks. the documents could be the tip of the iceberg. >> they do not include most reports from u.s. special forces. they do not include report by the cia. they do not include reports by other coalition bodies. but they do include the majority of regular u.s. army activity. >> the news out let that had access to the documents said that the u.s. special forces units had targets to be killed bin areas controlled by german troops. it insists it is not involved in targeted killings. >> the purpose of the list is to
KRON
Jul 24, 2010 2:30pm PDT
with "make the grade." >>> we join the women's halfpipe finals, where the entire u.s. team is still in contention for the gold. >> well, italy is definitely a big blur. you know, i just remember the highlights and being so stoked. >> look at that big front-side 540 snail pitch. oh, lands that clean with the grab! >> another olympic run from teter! >> i was basically like, i can't believe i just friggin' did that! >> hannah teter is the gold medalist. >> torino was amazing. i did everything i wanted to do. >> there's a 900! whoa, unbelievable! bleiler goes ballistic! gretchen bleiler, a silver medal. >> it was just -- it was magic. >> heading into my last run in torino, i was sitting in fourth place. i had just gotten bumped out of the medal position. i knew what i had to do to win that event. i knew i was going to go for it, and that's just what i did. >> front side 900 -- oh! kelly clark sits on her landing. >> yeah, she was just flying so high and doing so well. i would have definitely probably been a happy second placer if she had landed that. you know, watching hannah and watchi
PBS
Jul 24, 2010 4:00pm PDT
vienna from the u.s. in exchange for four people accused of spying for the west, including the nuclear scientist igor sutyagin, the ten pleaded guilty to acting as unregistered agents in a manhattan federal courtroom. >>> it's been six months since a massive earthquake devastated haiti, killing nearly 300,000 people and laying waste to the capital, port-au-prince. the picture remains bleak for the island nation. only 2% of the rubble has been cleared. plagued by corruption and a weak government. relief camps have swelled. 1.6 million people are living under plastic tarps or in tents. >>> and it's fiesta time in spain. from madrid to barcelona, spaniards took to the streets to celebrate spain's first world cup championship, defeating holland 1-0 to take the title. for >>> well, for a lot us, the need to fit "in" with a group can often make you feel left out. but cliques don't have to complicate your life. felipe has the story. >> reporter: let's face it, we all look for friends who like the same things we're into. it's when certain groups of friends become "cliques" that problem
NBC
Jul 17, 2010 1:30pm EDT
the 1950s and '60s, the u.s. was at war. but not like the ones we think of today. it was known as the cold war. there were no actual battles, but tensions were high between the united states and russia. >> during the cold war, there was a real fear that there would be massive nuclear attacks that would obliterate many of the countries on the globe. so the "growler" would patrol near the soviet union. so her mission was to dissuade the soviet union from launching an attack on the united states. let's go take a look inside. this is where the "growler's" missiles were stored. >> reporter: wow. how many missiles can you fit in here? >> the "growler" can hold four missiles total, two in each of these hanger bays. >> so this is one of the growler's showers. >> reporter: oh my god! it's tiny! how do people fit in there? oh my god, and where's the bathroom? >> well there are a few other showers and toilets on the "growler," but there's a little one right next to it. >> reporter: that might be two feet wide. that's so tiny. the bathrooms may be small, but they actually pulled double duty and s
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